HIGH LIFE OF CRIME Golden AK-47s, Lion Cubs and Ferraris… Inside The Lives of Mexico’s Narco’s – funded by Brit Cokeheads
THESE pictures lay bare the lavish lifestyles lapped up by Mexican drug cartel kingpins, with beautiful women, pet tigers and gold encrusted guns openly flaunted on Instagram.
While wars between cocaine-dealing gangs fuel Britain’s violent crime epidemic, their narco gang suppliers on the other side of the Atlantic are bombarding social media with thousands of flashy photos in a bid to prove that crime does pay.
In Mexico a war is being fought on Instagram, where drug cartel members attempt to out-bling each other with photos of their ostentatious and opulent lives – paid for by cocaine users in the US, Europe and Britain.
While British millennials insist on free-trade coffee and ethical fashion, a hypocritical nine percent of 16 to 24-year-olds also admit to hoovering up class A drugs over the past 12 months – helping fund the narco killers’ flashy lifestyles.
In fact it is a flood of cocaine that’s currently fuelling Britain’s terrifying rise in murders and moped robberies, according to a leaked Home Office report that revealed violent gangs are seeking out new territory in which to sell ‘excess’ drugs.
But while Britain is ravaged by cocaine-fuelled crime, wholesale suppliers in Mexico use the hashtags #narcos, #narcostyle, #NarcoStyle or #NarcoOficial, to show off the supercars, mansions and gold-plated guns they’ve bought with blood money.
The trend for narco gangs posting these outrageous social media images is believed to have been started by the sons of El Chapo – Mexico’s most notorious drug lord.
El Chapo is now behind bars after escaping jail in 2015 and being recaptured the following year, but his infamous Sinaloa cartel is still the most deadly.
In fact the National Crime Agency (NCA) – known as Britain’s FBI – believe the sadistic drug lords are working with a Romanian gang in a bid to grab a share of Britain’s lucrative cocaine market, The Times revealed.
Meanwhile the cartel members are active on Instagram as well as Twitter and keen to show off the fruits of their deadly trade.
Some keep their accounts closed, but other like @Sinaloa.Guasave doesn’t mind if authorities see what he claims to be an Instagram account celebrating the drugs cartel’s high life.
He boasts: “I’m from Sinaloa Guasave.
“I’m 100% narco if you mess with me you mess with us.
“God first of all.”
But the vulgar display of wealth on social media is bankrolled by horrific suffering being endured across Mexico, which in some places is as dangerous as the world’s worst war zones.
Five states in Mexico have become so hazardous that early this year, US authorities issued a level four warning to its citizens because of crime and violence, putting America’s neighbor on a par with the likes of Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
A statement on the UK Foreign Office advises: “In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug-related violence between criminal groups.”